96: Buster Keaton Rides Again! and The Railrodder (1965) with Will Sloan
Want to see a film that offers a glimpse inside how an old-school comedy genius works? How about a retrospective of the life and times of one of the most brilliant performers ever to grace Hollywood? And if it threw in some stills of a child smoking a cigar? Look no further! Brought to us by podcaster Will Sloan, of the Important Cinema Club and Michael and Us podcasts, we're looking at two films from 1965, The NFB's The Railrodder & Buster Keaton Rides Again. Both films are available from the NFB and are therefore posted in full on our website: rcmpodcast.com.
Even if you don't know much about Keaton, you'll want to check out these heartwarming, illuminating and hilarious companions.
This week's end credit music is from the score of The Railrodder
On this week's show
That genial man in the picture is me, Will Sloan. I work as a full-time writer at Ryerson University, and in the past was a reporter for theWoolwich Observer. I also co-host the podcasts The Important Cinema Club and Michael and Us. As a freelance writer and journalist, I have written for NPR, Harper's Toronto Life, Flavorwire, the Globe & Mail, Torontoist, The Believer, and many others.